Beef and Pork Exports Bring Nice Returns to Corn and Soybean Producers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Pork, Soybeans, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

New information released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows beef and pork exports last year at $18.1 billion had a significant impact on the corn and soybean industries. The numbers, from an independent study conducted by The Juday Group, notes U.S. pork and beef exports contributed an estimated total economic impact of 14.6% per bushel to the value of corn …

grazing lands

USDA Seeks Partnerships to Expand Conservation on Grazing Lands

Dan Conservation, Environment, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Pasture, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $22 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through its Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) until May 26, 2024. Through GLCI, NRCS will use partnerships to increase technical …


ADAI Offering RFID Tags for Replacement Animals

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Cattle

One of the functions of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Animal Industries Division is the administration of programs to prevent, eradicate and control diseases of livestock. Associate State Veterinarian, Misty Edmondson, has an update on what they have to offer cattle producers in the state.

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Commission Approves Funding for FY 2024-2025 Research Projects

Dan Economy, Funding, Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), Peanuts

(GPC/TIFTON, GA) — The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $791,639 in research project funding for the 2024-25 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects include 40 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. …

Georgia Cotton Commission

Georgia Cotton Commission Approves 2025 Research

Dan Cotton, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Research

(GCC/Perry, GA) — The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) has announced its research funding for the 2025 crop year. GCC Executive Director Taylor Sills said the 17 research projects will help growers maintain their sustainability moving into the future. “(Wednesday) we had our research board meeting and we allocated $675,340 towards research for the 2025 crop year. We’ve got some ways …

Georgia counties

17 Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Severe Drought Conditions

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, Georgia, USDA-FSA

(USDA-FSA/ATHENS, GA/Mar. 28, 2024) — On March 25, 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 17 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. The Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. “Our agency stands committed to providing support to our agricultural …

Georgia Cotton Commission

Survey Says: Cotton Growers Asked to Provide Input on Deer

Dan Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

Deer remain a problem for Georgia cotton farmers. Producers can voice their concerns to the Department of Natural Resources. The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage cotton producers to provide public input on the impact of deer in cotton fields. Growers can fill out an online survey. The survey covers deer impacts on agriculture …


NCBA Calls for House Resolution Banning Beef from Paraguay

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), This Land of Ours

The Senate passed a resolution last week to block beef from Paraguay, now industry leaders are now looking to the House. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is calling on the House to follow the Senate’s lead and pass a resolution against the import of beef from Paraguay. It comes after a USDA decision back in November to allow beef …


Applications for USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Grants are Due April 9

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to support urban agriculture and innovative production. Applications for USDA’s Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production grants are due April 9, 2024, via “This grant program has proven very popular and impactful in recent years, and we look forward to partnering with more communities nationwide to strengthen local food systems …